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Private Tour to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Ancient Capital of Egypt

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The fantastic tour of Cairo's most iconic sights takes you to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the mythical Shpinx, ancient tombs and the Capital City of Ancient Egypt - what better way to see the sights of Egypt you grew up learning about!

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Hotel Pickup: 08:30 am
Hotel Return: 05:30 pm
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Cairo Pyramids Tour

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Your in the advantageous position of already being local to one of the Seven Wonders of the Anceint World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, so you'll miss the long journey most people take to get there. We'll pick you up at 8.30am from your Cairo hotel and begin our Tour by driving to the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Cairo Tour to the Great Pyramid of Giza

Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids of Giza. Composed of over 2.3 million blocks of granite weighing 25-80 tonnes each, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that still remains largely intact, the Great Pyramid never fails to astound and amaze. Built over a 20 year period, the Great Pyramid initially stood at 146 meters, making it the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.

Our highly-trained Egyptologist tour guide will be able to give you any information you need on the Pyramids including supposed construction methods (nobody really knows for sure), materials used, labour used and why the pyramids were built.

There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid, the lowest was cut into the bedrock beneath the pyramid, with the Kings chamber and Queens chamber higher up in the structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only pyramid in Egypt known to contacin both ascending and descending passages.

The main part of the Giza complex is a set of buildign that include two mortuary temples, three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples and smaller tombs for nobles.

Visit the Sphinx on our Cairo Sightseeing Tour

Translated as "Ther Terrifying One" but more commonly referred to as the Sphinx, this limestone statue of a mythical creature with a lions body and human head stands on the west bank of the Nile in Giza.

Believed to have been built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdon during the reign of Pharoh Khafra around 2558 BC (the Pharoh who built the second pyramid), this amazing statue stands 20m high and 73 meters long and is the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world.

Throughout Egyptian history the Sphinz has been reveared with ancient Egyptians looking up at it with "divinity", and even to today it remains shrouded in mystery, with basic information like when it was built and by whom still debated. There are even theories of Kings being buried in it!

The Sphix is an awesome sight and rich in history, over its lifetime being buried in sand for hundereds of years and then dug back out. There are also stories of Napoleon's soldiers shooting cannonballs at the great Sphinx and breakign off it's nose.

Khafre's Tremples

At the base of Khafre's pyramid, the second tallest of the Pyramids of Giza, lies Khafres temple complex. These have remained in much better condition that other temples in the area and is the best example for us to explore. Built from megalithic blocks, weighing up to 400 tonnes each, this beautiful temple houses five storage chambers, an entrance hall, a columned court and an inner sanctuary to explore.

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The interior of the temple has been remarkably well preserved and the temple of Giza are an amazing sight that have to be seen.

Lunch

After a fascinating morning discovering the most iconic sights of ancient Egypt you'll be ready for a delicious buffet lunch and a drink.

Explore the Ancient Capital of Egypt and the Stepped Pyramid of Sakkara

Sakkara is a vast ancient burial ground that once served the capital city of Ancient Egypt - Memphis. Featuring numerous pyramids, we'll explore Sakkara and it's most notable pyramid, the world famous Stepped Pyramid of Djoser.

High officials added private funeral monuments to this necropolis during the entire pharaonic peroid, it remained an important burial site in Egypt for over 3,000 years which was well into Roman times.

Originally standing 62 meters tall and clad in polished white limestone, the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharoh Djoser, it's the central feature of a vast mortuary complex in an enormous courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and decoration.

Drive back to your Cairo Hotel

Our guided tour of Cairo takes you to one of the most amazing sights in the World - the Great Pyramid of Giza, we'll see inside an ancient unearthed tomb, see the mythical Sphinx and explore the Ancient Capital city of Egypt all in one day. You'll finally get to see the sights and places we all learnt about at school or watched a program on TV about in a day that you'll always remember, and you'll come back much more interested in Egypt's fascinating history that when you left.

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Private Tour to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Ancient Capital of Egypt
WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY!! This was booked for me as a 21st birthday present, and have to say it's one of the best presents I’ve ever had!! Cairo is absolutely amazing and so was our tour guide Abdul. It was great to actually go inside a pyramid and an ancient tomb and to learn the history of them, it's mind baffling to get your head around how they were built thousands of years ago let alone how we could make them so precisely today! DO THIS TOUR!
Sophie from UK - 23rd Oct 2014
Private Tour to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Ancient Capital of Egypt
We booked all of our tours with Egypt Excursions on a recommendation from a friend who had taken a tour of Cairo with them last year. I got speaking to Mohamed, the owner of the tour company during our tour and would like to say what a lovely bloke he is. He explained how and why the company was formed and how theyve grown to one of the biggest tour operators in Egypt. The company only serves the UK market so you don't get mixed in with Russians or Germans like some other tour operators do. needless to say just like the above reviews we were very happy with our Cairo tour and felt it perfectly balanced seeing the amazing sights of Cairo with not being too rushed. We're planning on going to Luxor next year or possibly the year after and will definitely be using Egypt Excursions for our tours.
Barry and Laura from Islington - 23rd Oct 2014

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  • Lunch during tour at specialty restaurant
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As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.

Runs On: Every Day Hotel Pickup: 08:30 am Hotel Return: 05:30 pm

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